• Child was adopted and biological father was not notified.. how does the father get his rights back?

    My fiancé and I are seeking some advice about him getting to spend time with his child and getting rights. Yes we will be calling consulting an attorney when their offices open tomorrow.. just looking for some quick advice right now. The little girl is 5 years old now. My fiancé is not on the birth certificate and... show more
    My fiancé and I are seeking some advice about him getting to spend time with his child and getting rights. Yes we will be calling consulting an attorney when their offices open tomorrow.. just looking for some quick advice right now. The little girl is 5 years old now. My fiancé is not on the birth certificate and there is no court orders or anything...the mom got married, moved out of state, and we just found out that her husband has legally adopted the child. My fiancé is broken right now.. we are wondering if this can be reversed and if he can get his rights back and be the legal father again.. We live in Charleston South Carolina
    13 answers · 2 days ago
  • How do I get custody of my younger half sister and brother?

    My mom was diagnosed with cancer and is not doing well at all. My stepdad passed away last March and he and my mother had my younger half brother and sister together. They are 13 and 16 years old. I live almost an hour away from them and although I do my best to care for all of them (my mom included) it is... show more
    My mom was diagnosed with cancer and is not doing well at all. My stepdad passed away last March and he and my mother had my younger half brother and sister together. They are 13 and 16 years old. I live almost an hour away from them and although I do my best to care for all of them (my mom included) it is difficult shuffling back and forth, as I am married and have a 5 month old and 3 year old that need me 24/7. My family and I live in a house large enough for my siblings to have their own rooms and we are financially well off. Luckily he makes enough that I do not have to work, but I do work part-time. I have already discussed this with my mom and siblings and husband (my daughter, too, in a way toddlers can understand) and they are all on board. How do I go about getting custody of my younger siblings in the state of Ohio? I figured the process may be similar to adopting them, but I’m not sure. However, just to clarify, I am not interested in adopting them. I just want custody of them so they do not end up in foster care after my mom’s passing since I am the only living family. Thanks in advance.
    5 answers · 4 hours ago
  • How do I tell another grown man, I want to adopt him as my son?

    Best answer: contact a LAWYER who specializes in adoptions to help you with your idea.
    Best answer: contact a LAWYER who specializes in adoptions to help you with your idea.
    8 answers · 3 days ago
  • Why are adopted people more likely to end up badly compared to the general population?

    Even if adopted at birth, adopted children are statistically more likely to pick fights at school. There seems to be more of them ending up as drug addicts, abusive and violent people. The biological kids in that same family are fine, but the adopted one is a "problem child" - that's the case with... show more
    Even if adopted at birth, adopted children are statistically more likely to pick fights at school. There seems to be more of them ending up as drug addicts, abusive and violent people. The biological kids in that same family are fine, but the adopted one is a "problem child" - that's the case with some adoptive homes. The Parkland shooter was also adopted, although his case is rare. He had mental health issues from a young age. Based on the story, his adoptive mom seemed "normal" and he wasn't abused. I'd say MOST adoptees are successful and loving, but there's still a higher percentage of "bad people" in them if you compare 200 adopted people to 200 people from biological homes.
    7 answers · 1 week ago
  • Is it a good idea to find a formerly abusive parent?

    I am 20 years old. From 10 - 18 I was in foster care. My mother died from complications of childbirth having me. Most of the time it was good with my dad. But when he drank a lot -- which wasn't much -- he'd beat me. When I was 10 I was separated from my father and placed in foster care. I... show more
    I am 20 years old. From 10 - 18 I was in foster care. My mother died from complications of childbirth having me. Most of the time it was good with my dad. But when he drank a lot -- which wasn't much -- he'd beat me. When I was 10 I was separated from my father and placed in foster care. I haven't seen or spoken to him since then. Searching public records, I found that he plead guilty to felonious assault of minor and was sentenced to 7 years. He served 18 months in state prison then was on house arrest for about 3 more years when he was paroled. He apparently completed his parole without incident and left the area--maybe even the state. When I was 14, I was placed in a foster home. The foster care givers took in two teenage boys who would most likely not be adopted or reunited with their birth parents. I have a lot of questions and my caseworkers wouldn't talk about it all. They told me to focus on where I was now and my future, and my father wasn't able to take care of me. Eventually I stopped asking about him. I'm not making excuses for what he did, and don't even know if I want a relationship with him, but I want to know if they stripped him of custody or if he gave it up. Nobody gets why I am curious and everyone asks if I can handle the answers. I think I can. It's not knowing that's hard.
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • Why is my adopted 1 year old brother so obsessed with me?

    Best answer: Maybe he thinks you're part of his previous family. Maybe you look the same, smell the same, sound the same or do other things the same as someone he once knew, loved & trusted. Maybe he just feels safe & secure round you - in this new world of his that must be extremely confusing & frightening... show more
    Best answer: Maybe he thinks you're part of his previous family. Maybe you look the same, smell the same, sound the same or do other things the same as someone he once knew, loved & trusted.

    Maybe he just feels safe & secure round you - in this new world of his that must be extremely confusing & frightening for him at the moment.

    I suggest you spend time with him & do stuff with him, but also teach him that no means no, & that once you've said no it's final.

    But please try & understand what it's like for him too. If you can help him please do so. In time he'll grow up a bit, & will hopefully grow out of this needy clingy phase.
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Should I tell my parents I'm adopted?

    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • You ain’t gonna stop the world from screwing and making babies. Should anti-abortionists start adopting?

    Best answer: It should be made possible for anyone who wants to adopt to do so, and not have to pay for adoptions. And it should be easier for expectant mothers to put their child up for adoption.
    Best answer: It should be made possible for anyone who wants to adopt to do so, and not have to pay for adoptions. And it should be easier for expectant mothers to put their child up for adoption.
    17 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • This Summer I have to go to a family reunion and all of my relatives are racist (I’m half black and adopted) I’m Scared and idk what to do?

    Best answer: Yeah, I have seen that in my family. Some of my younger relatives are black, and some of my older relatives are racist (in the way most of that generation was). What actually happened was most people at the reunion accepted the young black relatives as family (because they are) and a few of the older people were... show more
    Best answer: Yeah, I have seen that in my family. Some of my younger relatives are black, and some of my older relatives are racist (in the way most of that generation was). What actually happened was most people at the reunion accepted the young black relatives as family (because they are) and a few of the older people were polite, but didnt have much to say to them. I think that is about the best you can expect. Older people usually have learned when to keep their opinions to themselves because they aren't looking for controversy. they just know what they know and no one is going to tell them anything different.
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Why don’t more people adopt?

    Best answer: About 135,000 children are adopted each year in the United States, so it is not a small number. Why don't more people consider it? Many reasons. Some are personally opposed to raising children who are not related to them, or have families who would not treat an adopted child the same. Some only want to... show more
    Best answer: About 135,000 children are adopted each year in the United States, so it is not a small number.

    Why don't more people consider it? Many reasons. Some are personally opposed to raising children who are not related to them, or have families who would not treat an adopted child the same. Some only want to adopt infants, and the wait for infants is long and the cost is high. Some are not aware that adoption of older children from foster care is free, so they never investigate it. Some have serious personal problems and could not pass a home study. Some are married to people who are opposed to adoption. Some have given birth to as many children as they can afford to raise.

    We adopted our oldest daughter who became part of our family as a teenager. As an adoptee, adoption has always been a part of my life and when the opportunity came to offer a home to our daughter, we gladly did it.
    9 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Two parents are O Positive, can their child be A positive?

    Because I am A positive and my parents tell me they are O Positive. I am not adopted and they are my real parents... Is this possible? People have told me no.
    Because I am A positive and my parents tell me they are O Positive. I am not adopted and they are my real parents... Is this possible? People have told me no.
    8 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • If a caucasian woman chooses to only adopt a caucasian baby would she be considered a racist?

    Best answer: No. Anyone of particular decent who chooses to adopt children of that same descent is not a racist based solely on that fact. That person might, in fact, be a racist but it cannot be judged based on that decision. I don't know if they have changed their position in recent years, but at one point the... show more
    Best answer: No.

    Anyone of particular decent who chooses to adopt children of that same descent is not a racist based solely on that fact.

    That person might, in fact, be a racist but it cannot be judged based on that decision.

    I don't know if they have changed their position in recent years, but at one point the National Association of Black Social Workers actively discouraged white people from adopting black children. Did this position make them racist?
    13 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Adult adoption?

    My 9 year old step son has expressed interest in me adopting him. I dont believe at this moment it s possible seeing as be already has a mum. I was curious to know if he can choose who his mum is when he is older. Maybe even when he is an adult. Is it possible for me to adopt him when he is an adult regardless of... show more
    My 9 year old step son has expressed interest in me adopting him. I dont believe at this moment it s possible seeing as be already has a mum. I was curious to know if he can choose who his mum is when he is older. Maybe even when he is an adult. Is it possible for me to adopt him when he is an adult regardless of his mum s existence? ( as a side note, I am in no way trying to replace his mum. It s complicated with her. She has addiction problems that she has no intention of sorting out. My husband and I can t even trust her with child support money so we have a different system in place)
    10 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • What is the point of adoption?

    I can’t understand people who adopt other people children. They’re not your kids. Why would you take responsibility for them? Other people have their fun and you clean up their mess.
    I can’t understand people who adopt other people children. They’re not your kids. Why would you take responsibility for them? Other people have their fun and you clean up their mess.
    11 answers · 1 month ago
  • What are the grounds to find a parent unfit in court in Massachusetts?

    My husband gained custody of his 2 kids because they were severely abused and neglected by their mother and stepfather. Their mother has been constantly in and out of their lives for the past 4 years which is only making it worse on the kids. On the rare occasion that she does have a visit the kids are petrified of... show more
    My husband gained custody of his 2 kids because they were severely abused and neglected by their mother and stepfather. Their mother has been constantly in and out of their lives for the past 4 years which is only making it worse on the kids. On the rare occasion that she does have a visit the kids are petrified of going, and there are usally problems that end up ending the visit. I want to adopt my 2 step kids and my husband has agreed to the adoption as well for we feel it is in the best interest of the kids. Their mother has already lost custody as well as her parental rights of her other child and has no legal or physical custody to my husband's 2 kids, but still has her parental rights for them. What are the grounds to find her unfit by the courts?
    9 answers · 1 month ago
  • My daughter can be super clingy! Does it have to do with being adopted?

    My 6 year old will cry hard if I’m even 5 minutes late to pick her up from school. She follows the teacher around in class a lot. There isn’t necessarily a reason for her to do that, but it’s just her. I hear that she has trouble getting along with other children. It wasn’t specified, but long story short she gets... show more
    My 6 year old will cry hard if I’m even 5 minutes late to pick her up from school. She follows the teacher around in class a lot. There isn’t necessarily a reason for her to do that, but it’s just her. I hear that she has trouble getting along with other children. It wasn’t specified, but long story short she gets upset easily. It turns into a fight all of a sudden. She was adopted at 9 months old from a birth mom who couldn’t handle being a single parent. It’s been confirmed that she’s more clingy than the average 6 year old. There are no signs of mental conditions besides this. We were told that it’s very likely she will get over it as she gets older if we get her the right therapy. Does this have to do with being adopted or is she just more sensitive?
    6 answers · 1 month ago
  • Do adopted people have a higher incidence of making life-threatening and illegal decisions?

    Even those adopted as babies/never abused and were raised by good adoptive parents. If you compare 100 people raised in stable, intact BIOLOGICAL homes to 100 people raised in stable, intact ADOPTED homes... would there be a bit more adoptees who made poor decisions in life that lands them in jail or suffering?
    Even those adopted as babies/never abused and were raised by good adoptive parents. If you compare 100 people raised in stable, intact BIOLOGICAL homes to 100 people raised in stable, intact ADOPTED homes... would there be a bit more adoptees who made poor decisions in life that lands them in jail or suffering?
    6 answers · 1 month ago